UNITED LINES OF THE RIDEAU AND ST. LAWRENCE.
The Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Company beg leave to notify their friends and the public generally, that they have united their line with that of the Canada Inland Forwarding and Insurance Company.
Although a decided preference has justly been given to the Rideau Line from the superior craft in which goods are forwarded as well as the certainty with regard to time and diminution of risk attending the transport, yet some objections have been raised to the Canals being closed earlier in the Fall than the River St. Lawrence, and to obviate these objections the Company intend this Union to keep a full supply of Boats on the St. Lawrence, not with a view of doing their business generally by that route, but to accommodate their Customers in the spring and fall, as well as to meet every possible contingency that might take place on the Canal and restore to the Company the fullest confidence of the public.
To facilitate the Transport of Goods for the Ports of Lakes Ontario and Erie, the Company have arranged for their transhipment at both the ports of Prescott and Kingston, but from its eligibility, intend the latter to be the principal place of transhipment, when the Rideau Canal is re-opened, and no advance on the present rate of freight will be demanded from their regular customers while the Rideau Canal is open in the fall. Their Stores at Prescott are those of the Canada Inland Forwarding Company, and Mr. W. Dickinson, their Agent, will continue to conduct the business there.
Goods forwarded by the Rideau Canal will not be insured unless ordered by the owners; those that may be forwarded via the St. Lawrence will be insured by the Company unless otherwise directed.
Mr. E. Hackett of the Canada Inland Forwarding and Insurance Company will at all times be ready to receive orders for this Company, to whom as well as the Company's Agents at Montreal and Kingston application may be made.
E. Cushing, Agent, Montreal.
W. Dickinson, Agent, Prescott.
G. Brush, Agent, Kingston.